At least 14 foreign workers were killed and two others injured in a fire that gutted a plastic factory Monday in Beirut, police officials said.
Fire fighters struggled for some eight hours to put out
the blaze that began before dawn Monday at the four-storey
factory in Roumieh, a suburb located some 20 kilometers northeast of the capital Beirut, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Civil defense teams pulled out the charred bodies of 14
Egyptian, Indian, Pakistani and Sri Lankan workers who were
sleeping in the first floor when the fire started, spreading to other floors, they added.
The cause of the fire was not immediately known. (Albawaba.com)